Aquatic Plants: Lake and Pond Management

Mick RibaultBlog, Pond Management, Wetland Restoration & Aquatic Planting

Aquatic Plants: Benefits in Lake and Ponds

Team member, Josh, keeping one of the many ponds in Saint James Plantation beautiful and healthy.

DPW Team Member keeping one of the many ponds in Saint James Plantation beautiful and healthy.

Native aquatic plants provide more than a beautiful addition to lakes and ponds. Aquatic Plants are also a vital part of a healthy, balanced ecosystem. Dragonfly Pond Works believes in the environmental benefits these plants provide. We create and maintain native flowering plant barriers to protect our lakes and ponds. An effective shoreline restoration or erosion repair process will often include the addition of native aquatic plants.

Saint James Plantation, Southport, NC

Saint James Plantation, Southport, NC

Aquatic plants provide food to a variety of wildlife. They provide a natural habitat for small creatures. Small creatures then in turn provide food for larger creatures. Aquatic plants also provide protective cover for frogs, minnows, and dragonfly larvae. Providing a natural habitat for minnows and dragonflies is also beneficial because they aid in managing pests, such as mosquitoes. These plants also help to prevent invasive plants from growing in the lake or pond.

The bees definitely appreciate our aquatic plants.

The bees definitely appreciate our aquatic plants.

Aquatic plants help to diminish the amount of unwanted nutrients and assist in the water’s oxygen supply. They also absorb pollutants entering the water. The absorption of pollutants is especially important in stormwater ponds and retention ponds where runoff can be quite contaminated. This helps keep these pollutants from reaching nearby streams. In addition to aiding in the chemical composition of lakes and ponds, aquatic plants provide erosion control. They protect the shoreline and help keep sediment at the bottom of the body of water.

Beautiful, beneficial Pickerel Rush.

Beautiful, beneficial Pickerel Weed.

Just a few examples of native aquatic plants Dragonfly Pond Works employs are Irises, Lizard Tail, and Pickerel Weed. In addition to being a benefit to lakes and ponds, many of these plants also contribute to the community as they attract bees, butterflies, and our beloved dragonflies. Please contact us if you would like to learn how we can help you create a healthy, beautiful space with aquatic plants!

 

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Aquatic Plants and More!

Dragonfly Pond Works helps clients discover their sanctuary. We are an environmental services company that customizes water beautification solutions, creating natural pond, lake, and wetland refuges for residents, property owners, and community members to enjoy. Our practices work in harmony with nature, but also within your budget.

Dragonfly Pond Works services aquatic systems throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, from Maryland to Florida. We create and maintain beautiful lakes and ponds with aquatic plants as a lake and pond management contractor in Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Wilmington, North Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, Sarasota, Tampa Bay, Naples, Fort Myers, St. Petersburg, Florida and beyond! We strive to develop long-term relationships based on quality work, timely service, cost efficiency, and of course, trust. Please contact us if you would like to learn how we can help you create a beautiful space and sanctuary!

Learn More!

Learn about the use of aquatic plants through Integrated Pest Management

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